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," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >> i'm cynthia mcfadden. today the first of far too many funerals in a small community changed by tragedy. three days ago 20 children and six adults were killed in a connecticut elementary school, a mass shooting that sent shock waves of degree across the country. abc's juju chang reports from newtown, connecticut. >> reporter: sandy hook elementary school is closed tomorrow. and when the children return it will be to a different campus. the town is covered with memorials like this one that take on a feeling of a sacred sight as people make pilgrimages from all over. under a cold steady rain, a wave of communal grief washes over newtown. memorials growing in sets of 20 for the children. 20 christmas trees, 20 poinsettias, 20 angels. today the first funerals in a found whose faith is being tested in ways it could never have imagined. >>> for six-year-old jack pinto a huge new york giants fan. and noah pozner whose sister survived in another classroom. the rabbi struggled for the right words. today a much tougher task, a eulogy for a six-year
sandy hook elementary will be home for another day. >> and there's a massive volunteer effort to get their new school ready for classes and there are many more funerals today. abc's t.j. winick joins was the latest. hi, t.j. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned, the first two of what will eventually be over two dozen somber funerals were held yesterday. ♪ this is the living memorial in downtown sandy hook, where a constant stream of locals and visitors come to remember those lost in friday's horror. in newtown, a funeral for 6-year-old noah pozner, who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> she told him, i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a big sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. i couldn't even express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friend from the wrestling team showed
to escape fast moving flames. >> back in business two months after super storm sandy reeked havoc across the jersey coastline. stores getting back to life as usual. we will give you a look on this tuesday morning thanks for being with us and good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we will start with weather. foggy yesterday and that's the case all day and it's a little foggy this morning too but not as bad hopefully as yesterday. what's going on. >> you two you are right yesterday we had widespread deeps fog and we had a dense fog advisory that's not the case this morning. 's. although the -- although the fog is bag in some areas it's dense patchy fog across the area. noid the widespread like -- it's not widespread like yesterday but you need to take it easy put a lot of distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. and have the low beams on n terms of wet weather, we are not seeing it. yesterday morning, we got the rain even this morning we had the rain and things are diminishing. we only will scan the skies for today and once again, temperatures are going to b
in the connecticut town racked by tragedy return to school, as two more little victims of the sandy hook shooting are laid to rest. >>> guns and money, from walmart to wall street. why this tragedy is different for the big gun business from sellers to investors. >>> and dangerous video games. while a stunned town mourns, shooting spree video games like "call of duty" and "halo 4" are topping christmas lists across the country. we ask if these virtual rampages have any connection to real life tragedies. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. out of all the soul-crushing images to come out of newtown, this one has a particularly devastating effect on countless folks checking their twitter and facebook feeds today. it's a letter to little jack pinto laid to rest on monday that reads, you're my best friend. we had fun together. i will miss you. i will talk to you in my prayers. i love you. signed john. two m
's shooting at sandy hook. the two 6-year-old jack pento and noah pozner were laid to rest. those who attended noah's funeral say the mother's words were poignant. >> he was good boy and when she told him i love you it's not as much ace love you and constant answer to his mother. >> it was not a dry eye when the mother spoke. tremendous passion and tremendous feeling and i think everyone was touched. >> reporter: family and friends remembered jack pinto. a budding wrestling. many of jack's friends arrive at his funeral wearing newtown wrestling sweet sweat shirts he was a new york giant fan and in fact he was buried in a giants gursy. >> newtown -- jersey. >> newtown is forever changed and we came today as a teammate that's who we are and who newtown is we are here for the pintos. >> reporter: most will return to school this morning. students of sandy hook elementary will not. trucks filled with sandy hook materials headed to a neighboring town to open in a former middle school. >> the materials and back back. packs they walk into a -- backpacks they will walk into a classroom as close as poss
investigators say this week's deadly fire and sh shootings in sandy hook elementary school had in common. and a violent morning, a burglar shot to death. >> first, breaking news, state police confirm there has been a fatal officer involved shooting. in tonti town and that is the northwestern area. we don't have too many details but we will be updating it on our website throughout the evening. >> many parts of the country are enduring freezing rain, and mark has more on that. >> reporter: a massive crash in oklahoma shutting down all traffic. 21 vehicles piled up and blizzard conditions blanketed much of the area. lubbock texas needed to be cleared. >> it is the most people traveling in six-years. >> reporter: black ice stranded drivers and one wife got a stuck car moving and wouldn't risk stopping again. >> i had to stop and that is as far as i went. >> reporter: severe weather is hitting san francisco hard. and the storms are expected to increase in strength. delivering another heavy blow to the mid-west tomorrow and ten inches to some parts of arkansas. winds at over 40 miles per hour
in newtown. they're going back to school today. but those who attended sandy hook elementary are still waiting for their new classrooms. >> and this long line of funerals. very sad days. it continues later today. tahman bradley joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. it is remarkable to see this community this morning. the signs of remembrance are everywhere. people are paying their respects at memorials and funerals. newtown is performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't have to. 6-year-old noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral, his mother moved everyone to tears with her stories. >> i love you. and it matters that i loved you. >> reporter: another funeral, for jack pinto, also 6. >> it's sad. heavy heart. >> reporter: there's so much pain for all close to friday's shooting. connecticut governor dan malloy wiped away tears remembering the moment he told parents their children had died. now, he will attend
is a memorial set up for all of the victims. sandy hookelementary is still shut down, students are expected to resume classes tomorrow at a neighboring school. >> we have breaking news right now. the national rifle association has just released its first statement since the deadly shootinging. it reads in part that the nra is prepared to offer menning -- meaningful contributions to help ensure this never happens again. thegroup says it stayed silentover the last few days out of respect for the families the call for tougher gun control may have an unintended consequence. >> dealers say people are buying up assault rifles for fear they could soon be ban. >> if assault rifles and handguns and praktly in firearm is in high demand right now. >> five handguns in the first ninety minutes of business today. the manager of pass dean that pawn and lone says people are coming out of the woodwork. >> i def f nitly feel terrible for the families. i'm achristian man, i don't believe in killing people. to defendyourself is another thing but to open fire on a bunch of f kids,ic that is de
sandy already. >> sandy carved a path along the eastern seaboard. >> we can't secure the crane until the wind dies down. >> gangnam style. >> honey boo boo. >> the shuttle rolling done the streets of l.a. >> let's take a look at the man at the center of the scandal. >> syria has gone on for 20 -- >> the red line warning talks. >> barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children are dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the word of scripture, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>> here at abc2 we've been looking back, too and put together a less of the stories. go to the featured stories section on our home page. >> when it comes to renovations, bathrooms and kitchens are one of the most expensive. >>> and a state trooper helped deliver a newborn baby, his own. >>> we're taking a look at the smart apps. >> reporter: with 2012 nearing an a
the comments by the nation's top gun lobby. >> which i say chan t shootings at sandy hook make the efforts more public but some have pushed to revamp the state gun laws for years. . >> the nra leader appeared on sunday morning talk shows defending his stance to put armed guards in all schools. local lawmakers are pushing back. >> it's stupid. it doesn'tmake sense to administer guns to schools: when you add guns to reduce violence, i think you increase violence. >> the largest gun violence -- gun advocates broke their silence friday if it's crazy to call for putting armed police and security in our schools to protect the children, then call l me crazy. . >> senator lisa gladman who represents malt mor city is making it her mission to out law extended magazines. >> and auto -- an automatic or semiautomatic weapon doesn't work for hunters or for those who are shooting animals for the purposes of food when it comes to gun stores a senator from montgomery county will push to give the state police the same authority as if atf to place sanctions o on the owners. as for the guns left on the
. it's just one step following a shooting at sandy hook elementary where 20 students and 6 adults were shot and killed. >> children already asked this morning where why there was a police officer and i said they're just out here to say hi to everybody. >> the police chief is also the chairman of the national law enforcement partnership to prevent gun violence. he saysright now, federal law only requires a background check if you buy a gun from a licensed dealer almost had 40% of guns are not sold through dealers. they'reprivate trans axes sold at gun shows and internet sales. >> police say the shooter at sandy hook used his mom's firearms which were brought legally. >> back at school, the conversations are swirling as parents push to prevent school violence we talked about this all day at work, gun safety, mental health, being proactive. >> and another example, chief johnson says the shooter who killed three people at a salon in wisconsin would not have been able to buy a gun if the national law was in place. hebrought it on line to avoid a background check. chief johnsonsays th
. how the victims of hurricane sandy will benefit from this game. >>> thanks for joining on this monday morning. progress to report in washington on avoiding the year end fiscal cliff. the president met face-to-face at the white house with speaker john by aner and they didn't say anything -- boehner and they didn't say anything about it afterwards. >> reporter: president obama is back on the road today pedaling the plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. in washington republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. but sunday, a small sign of hope. mr. obama and house speaker boehner meeting face-to-face for the first time in nearly a month. >> any time you got two guystangoing you have a chance to get it done rouse a source says i would be encouraged not greatly but a little becauserepublicans may be ready to compromise. >> there is a growing group of folks looking at this and realizes that we don't -- realizing we don't have a lot of cards. >> reporter: some gop law makers are open to raising revenue especially holding the top rate below 36.9% and they are moving closer to entitlements with
to their schools, thinking of those 26 families from sandy hook elementary. last night, the president assured them he will take action, saying they are not alone. and, as we said, this week here at abc news, we will join the search for answers about gun violence in america. but we do begin this evening in a community that is shattered e but holding on, and abc's dan harris, who has been there from the start, watched as the funerals began today. dan? >> reporter: diane, good evening. this growing carpet of cards and flowers and teddy bears behind me is a symbol of a community that is hoping, in the words of one of the signs here, that love will get them through this. first, though, they need to get through the funerals, which began today. today, in newtown, a funeral for noah pozner who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him i love you his answer was not as much as i lov
day. but for those who attend sandy hook elementary they are not going to class just yet. hundreds of teachers and staff spent yesterday meet with national experts on children and bereavement and they had meetings with state mental health counselors newtown public schools will open two hours late this morning. >>> as for the sandy hook community when school reopens for those students, they will be relocated at a different building. it's still unclear when school for those kids will resume. 20 children and 6 adults from sandy hook elementary were killed on try. >> and two were killed friday will be laid to rest today. >> the family and friends will say final good-byes to 6-year- old james and 6-year-old jessica. jessica's family is dealing with the pain by talking about their pride and joy. they sat down with amy from abc news for the exclusive. >> reporter: richard and christa say talking about their jessica brings tiny moments of comfort. >> she was a ball of fire. she ruled the roost. she. >> a little crest o we called her. -- ceo we called her she was the boss. >> reporter: when
what happened in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. unspeakable grief. today more families will say bye to loved ones killed in the shooting massacre in connecticut. in all 20 children at the elementary school died in that tragedy. renee marsh has more from newtown this morning. renee. >> reporter: 6-year-old charlotte bacon loved dresses and she loved school. jessica rekos loved horses and there's a -- they are the next two young victims who will be buried. the morning continues in newtown keck cut today two more little victims will be laid to rest. on monday mourners said a final good-bye to 6-year-old jack pinto. >> it was very sad. very sad. the family took it as hard as any parent would take it losing their first grader. >> reporter: and a large crowd showed up to say good-bye to 6- year-old noah pozner. >> i started to cry. i just -- it was very close to home. >> reporter: students in the area head back to school tuesday except for sandy hook elementary students. monday supplies and equipment were moved to a school in a neighboring town where sandy hook students will
the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >>> the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school has some lawmakers push fog tighter gun control official in our state are calling for change. >> reporter: it's going to be a busy day for malls and stores around the area. i am linda so live at the mall in columbia. some of the benefits of waiting until the last-minute before holiday shopping. >> the rains take down the defending superbowl champs ending the 3-game losing streak. we will tell you why it's such big news for the guys in purple and black. exciting news on this monday morning. happy christmas eve. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. charley has the day off and hopefully he is sleeping in because it's good sleep in weather. here's meteorologist lynette charles to tell you what to expect for today. >> you need that extra blanket on the bed. you are waking up this morning and going shopping i know a lot of you procrastinators but bundle up as you head out. look at temperatures in hereford at 31. very dry air in place. dew points in the mid to low 20s this morning. 31 r
to the scene at the sandy hook elementary school and what they saw were terrifying and disturbing. >> the help the connecticut police union is giving those for those officers needing time off due to the trama from the tragedy. >>> also ahead, they captivate audience was their dribbling and all of their magic on the court. we will tell you about catching the legendary harlem globetrotters coming up. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the brewer, there's this train that makes coffee stronger, bigger, and hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew what you love with the keurig vue. >>> connecticut police union right now is fighting for help. >> first responders at the sandy hook elementary school shooting could have long lasting trauma from what they saw inside. we have more on story. >> reporter: one can imagine the terror felt by first responders as they ran into sandy hook elementary on december 14th. and the carnage they saw even more disturbing. >> i think they are very resilient and they are doing the best they can. >> re
's obituary said he died december 14th 2012 in sandy hook elementary in the company of his many friends. >> officials say the scene of the massacre and gunman, adam lanza's home are still active crime scenes. . >> hundreds of workers are prepping the unused building to open so that school can resume we're working to try to be respectful and try to resume what normalcy we can. >> investigators are still serging for clues to what motivated lanza to first kill his mother in her home before going on a rampage in the school we did seize significant evidence at the residence. >> the school massacre has reignited the debate about gun control and gun rights. duringa memorial service sunday night, president obama vowed to help end the recent string of mass murders. >> these tragedies must end and to end them, we must change. . >> today state police revealed that there were two adult survivors of the school massacre. they were both shot many the lower body. reportinglive,tv with abc2 news. >> most of us have been crying since we heard the news on e friday and today was very tough to send
tonight of that mass shooting at sandy hook elementary, can he can hehave -- definitely another somber day as parents continued to lay their children to rest. >> a church held back to back funerals for two students. other students headed back to school for the first time since friday. for sandy hookelementary students, they are going to start classes next month. it's still undecided if sandy hook elementary will ever reopen. >> in a briefing with reporter, governor martin o'malley said he's looking to introducing some gun legislation regarding accessibility of semiautomatic weapons, school safe the, and the amount of rounds in a clip. >> we have saved some lives with these measures, by some measures, bus loads of lives from those we have spared from a violent death but clearly there's more than -- that we can do. >> there are currently 45 different types of assault weapons legal in our state. >> talk of renewing an assault rifle ban has fuel third degree sale of such weapons. we wentto the owner of pass dean that pawn and guns and he said the company that produces bushmast master
. the buses bore ribbons in green and white, the colors of sandy hook elementary. there ws serious security. police -- checking every car. but even this officer was giving out hugs. are there any concerns about safety? >> no, they're in a safe place there. >> as you can imagine, it was pretty difficult. what else are you gonna do? >> reporter: sandy hook itself remains closed indefinitely. classes will resume in an old school some time in january. sara was across the hall from the class that was astacked. >> i was so nervous. i was scared and i will be frightened many days that have. >> reporter: karen's son is a kindergartn kindergartner. >> i'm going to put on a brave face, march up to the door and say hello to the teacher and walk away and cry. it's all so surreal. i just -- it's all just a nightmare. >> reporter: today, we learned that the officials will make sure the school's new home exactly represents the atmosphere. look at this picture. this child's desk has been set up at the new school, reich down to the detail of this crayon is pain takingly recreated. today, victor cruz visited
it to pay tributes to the victims of the sandy hook elementary shewelling. -- shooting. >>> family and friends said final good-byes to victims of the sandy hook shooting. the last funeral took place this weekend and the pain is fresh in everyone's mind and it will be that way for a long time of the that's why people all over the country are keeping the victims and survivors in their thoughts and prayers especially over the holiday season. for example in gaithersburg families there are making snowflake decorations for newtown for the community there. they said they wanted to help make newtown beautiful again. and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. >>> one man is using another form of art to honor those victims from the sandy hook elementary school shooting. a musician in newtown connecticut is paying tribute to those who were killed with a song. he says he woke up with a tune in his head and he took it as a sign to honor their memory. [ music ] ♪ the song came by a pure accident. tragedy happened on friday, and by sunday night, like late
the final jobs report for 2012. they are expecting the numbers to be weak due to sandy. and we have more live from washington with the details. and what are the experts seeing that are the signs. >> you know, charley, if the report is weak, it is mother nature that will be partly the blame. you remember sandy that hit that happened at the end of october. and (technical difficulties with audio) >> it looks like we're having a technical problem with the live shot there. we apologize. we'll figure out what the problem is and bring you that report in a bit. parents from a school in baltimore are asking why a man who was charged now with raping a 15-year-old girl was allowed to be alone with the children in the first place. that suspect was a temporary contractor. and now parents say that he met and counseled students there. >> they don't know what he was. he was allowed complete access to children. >> , they meet with officials. no cameras were allowed inside but the parents we spoke with say they want answers on this. they want answers on why he was allowed to be in the school in the firs
weeks since the shooting happened at sandy hook elementary school. and in that killed 20 young children and six duments. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. volunteers spent three hours in shifts making sure those candles stayed lit and remained burning. many people are now turning to their faith to help get them through this difficult time. >> as we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighbors communities filled in in newtown for police there so those men and women could have the holiday off. >>> people all over the nation kement the survivors and the victims of the sandy hook shooting in their minds, the youngest victims of the school shooting are being remembered in the nation's capital. 20 child-like angels adoshed the altar inside the children's chapel at the washington national cathedral. this happened on christmas day.
of -- a wake will be held for one of the sandy hook teachers. we have the latest. >> reporter: newtown is perforring a grim task. parents are -- performing a grim task. parents are doing what they shouldn't noah pozner was eulogized as a boy who liked animals video games and mexican food. an onlooker collapsed. inside the funeral his mother moved everyone to tears with the stories. >> she told them i love you. >> reporter: another funeral for jack pinto also 6. >> it was sad. just sad heavy hearted. >> reporter: jack loved the new york giants and his favorite player victor cruz wore his name on the cleats during sunday's game. >> to have my jersey and to be his favorite flare and -- player so much they want to bury him with it it was unreal and i said i was honored. >> reporter: there's so many pain for all close to a friday's shooting. connecticut governor malloy wiped away tears recalling the moment he informed parents their children died. and now he will attend so many funerals. >> you see little coughins and -- coffins and your heart has toic a. >> reporter: new information about t
of sandy hook to scam people out of their money. it's disgusting but it's happening. we will fill you in on the trap. >> so we have snow back towards the west and wet weather to the south. i will tell you if this moves in our direction coming up. >> reporter: lynette, no delays getting to bwi airport. 95 nice and clear south of 195. but we are dealing with accidents. i will have the details coming up on good morning maryland. >> this is a live picture of new york city times square let's head up there for today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites google may challenge a apple and samsung they are working with motorola on a smartphone. after that they will start working on a google camera. iphone now has 53% of the u.s. smart phone market and that same 12 week period before thanksgiving samsung had 32 -- 42% you this they lead by a wide margin in europe. there are two places to track santa's trip one is norad the military command center tracking st. nick for years and that's norad santa.org and joanna stern says the other site is google. >> google has a google.com/santa trac
, if a good guy with a gun was there, he might have been able to stop them. >> reporter: the massacre as sandy hook has led some supporters to call for guns in schools. the nra supporters blame the media, and the lack of mental health care are having none of it. >> you're saying they shouldn't be part of this at all? >> congress will debate, but i think it's not part of the ultimate solution on this. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey will place armed guards in schools to the disapproval of the governor. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example for children. >> reporter: a poll shows a majority of americans continue to favor more restrictions on gun ownership. that may be the reason other americans are flocking to gun stores. shelves empty in this north carolina store. >> we've never seen anything like this, we have the christmas business, the hunting season business, and now the political business. >> pierre was pressed time and time again, he refused to answer or changed the subject. he said the gun is the tool. the p
engel and his crew. details coming in. >>> new, two little sandy hook boys laid to rest in emotional tribute. a heartbreaking mother's salute, saying the sky is crying. th this, as the rest of the students in newtown head back to school. we're live on the scene. >>> winter weather slam. 100-mile-per-hour winds slam the northwest. this tree lands inches from a baby's crib. now, blizzard warnings up, as a major storm is set to snarl holiday travel across the northwest. sam is tracking it all. >>> and two of the most famous stars in the world say "you're the one that i want" again. >> why don't we do a whole album? >> that's a terrific idea. >> travolta and newton-john, reuniting for the holidays. only on "gma." >>> good morning, america. hello to robin, recovering at home. elizabeth vargas is here. so much of our attention is still on newtown. more funerals are planned for today. >> it's unclear when the elementary school survivors will be able to go back to the classroom. this school in a nearby town is being readied for them by volunteers. and teachers have already been meeting to fi
welcomed survivors of the sandy hook elementary school shooting to yesterday's game. the children got to talk to the player before the game. when the players ran out of the tunnel, they gave the kids high fives. >>> time for a check of the forecast. let's get to mike masco. >> it is cold. it is going to get cold all week. temperatures starting across the area, in to the 20s, manchester, 24, 33 baltimore city. it feels like it's in to the teens. that windchill, a little bit of a wind out there. notice clouds blowing off on the storm over texas. you go towards the west of the mississippi river, you are going to run in to wintery weather. notice travel troubles across much of the mid sections of the nation. that will stay towards the south. closer to home, 2-degree guarantee, 43 today, a cloudy day. on the coolish side. tonight, 35, dropping down to 32 in the city. dry but going to be chilly. here is your seven-day forecaat the big 7 day, notice temperatures around 43 for new year's day. watch this, though, wednesday, 37, thursday, 34, headline is the fact that for one, two, three nights
. and an 81-year-old man is going for a more direct way. sandy is wearing a sign around his neck that says he wants a wife. he was married many times. he says he changed his ways and wants someone he can spend the rest of his life with. but there are some nonane yore bls. >> nobody under 60 doesn't compute. my life was built around books. if they don't like books, it's a lost cause. i won't leave this town. i love this place. it's the perfect place for an old man. >> picky! >> sandy says he might make one exception. if a woman in her 40s or 50s is really interested, he might compromise. and josie is writing down his number. >> i might move, he seems like a catch. [ laughter ] >> let's take a quick check at the radar. we have a few light wintery showers west of baltimore right now. we won't see much more in accumulation. rockville, i'm just saying, watch for icy spots in the morning. batten down the hatches. it will warm up friday before a new storm on saturday. >> abc2 news is brought to you by acura. >> all right, that's all we have for you. abc2 news at 11:00. >> you can always get the lat
their homework after the first day back to school after the shooting. butstudents from sandy hook elementary could re -- return later this week but they'll return to chalk middle school. they are working to fit the school for elementary age students in response to the shooting, dick's sporting goodz and pulling certain semiautomatic rifles off of the shelves nationwide. they have suspended all dpun sales at stores closer to newtown. >> and a difficult day as five more funerals were held. fourstudents and one teacher will have funerals. and one student is being taken back to her home state in utah to be buried. >> weather wise shgsz today we cleared out the skies but we brought in the wind. two handson the steering wheel that's key now especially if you drive a high profile vehicle. winds arenorthwesterly at 10 to 20 but the gusts are closer to 30. gusting at 30 in dc. gustapproximating almost to 30 in wilmington. so you can get cecil county you are being whipped. a few showers up in the pennsylvania area. we stayclear and windy as techls dush -- temperatures fall to the 30s overnight. we
in washington or they're delayed by superstorm sandy or depressed by the connecticut school shootings. >> as we hear from nick watt, the holiday shopping season is not over yet. >> reporter: we have just entered the final frantic hours of gift buying. you look stressed. >> i have a little anxiety. i'm not going the lie. i'm tripping out. >> reporter: there are crumbs of comfort. the sign says the delayed gifts might be the best. number one, frugality i vap rates. you throw money at the problem. number two, you make a gut instinct decision. >> you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much, you may outthink yourself and not make a good choice. >> reporter: you to feel you perform better under pressure? >> absolutely. you have to make a good decision. you have to make a decision. >> reporter: stores stay open for the last-minute larrys. target until 10:00 p.m. walgreen's is open christmas day. another advantage of last minute is the sales have already begun. the late bird can catch the best worm. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> happy shopping, everybody. >>> some sho
will be selected to demonstrate their ideas in march. pay phones proved to be critical in the aftermath of sandy. some already offer free public wi-fi. >>> merriam-webster has the top words of 2012. the words socialism and capitalism share the top spot. editors speculate this is likely because of debates around the presidential election. also on the list were mularkey which join said in his president -- joe biden said in his presidential debate. you can find the full list on abc2news.com. >>> we ought to do the same thing for weather words. derecho is at the top of my list. >> back in june. but nothing like that for today guys. we're going to be nice and quiet. it's going to be calm out there. so we will be able to take a breath. we can see on maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now. we have all the sweeps on, we are scanning the skies this morning. we are working for you. and we are going to stay dry with lots of sunshine in the forecast as we head throughout the day. if you are driving to the airport this morning, well i have that customized forecast for you. look at it temperature com
. >>> the tragedy at sandy hook elementary has put a renewed focus on gun control laws and with that debate heating up, the nra president stood firm on the organization stance that gun control legislation is not the answer for stopping violencech the group has been cite sized after the -- criticized for the statement last week pushing for armed guards in every school. in response, to the newtown shooting. but it made no mention of gun control. >> the fact that something is misused whether it's a baseball bat or mass killing at a school or a ax or a knife doesn't mean you ban the baseball bats. what it means is you protect the innocent on the one hand and try to keep weapons out of the hands of those who are likely to commit such crimes. >> he goes onto say he doesn't support a ban on semiautomatic weapons like the kind that was used at shooting at sandy hook elementary school. nra has been criticized as being tone deafization make the statement. we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it a mission
. >>> just one day after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary in connecticut, this -- [ gunfire ] >> this is a story you may have heard about by now. a shooting in newport beach, california, at the fashion island mall. you're hearing a man in the parking lot firing off what was learned to be 50 rounds into the air. >> and what's so crazy, is the guy who is shooting this video had his wife and daughter inside the mall as he's hearing these shots. he writes in his youtube description in the look at the very center of the screen, right beneath the little red triangle to the left of these palm trees, you can see the shooter. that guy right there. looks like that's the shooter in the parking lot. after all this, 42-year-old marcus gurrolla was taken into custody. police say he reloaded several times. they were able to apprehend this guy without any fight. >> firing 50 rounds up in the air could have come down and hurt somebody during the holiday season where the mall is packed. >> sure. everybody was on edge, obviously, after what happened at sandy hook. only one person was injured,
sandy. >> how does a pelican get stranded after a hurricane? it's a water bird. >> it's not clear whether it was injured or not, but these brown pelicans are native to the south and it's believed that hurricane sandy blew several of these pelicans to the rhode island area where they're not supposed to be. it's believed that they had a very long traumatizing journey. they shoot a net at it. . >> got him. >> and it falls into the water. >> i thought that was an air horn they were carrying. >> but then they go at it with a net, they completely miss it. [ bleep ]. >> so as they're trying to pull this off, one of the guys falls off. [ bleep ]. >> the pelican is still in the water, wrapped up in the net they threw at it. this guy has to go pick up his buddy. >> get on the boat. get on the ski. grab the back. you have to climb straight on the back. >> i'm feeling like this pelican might have been better off without these two guys. >> there he is. left left. no. get him. get him. >> all right dude. >> do they wind up saving this pelican? >> well after a lot of fighting, they are able to g
christmas with heavy hearts. it's been less than two weeks since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults. a candlelight vigil was held all day long in newtown. 26 candles were lit monday at midnight. the volunteers spent three-hour shifts making sure those candles stayed burning. many people are turning to their faith right now to help them get through this very difficult time. >> we feel our hearts are broken in 26 little pieces, but it's the birth of jesus and we find strength in that, and so we're mourning, but we're also thinking of god at this time, that he'll give us the strength of his son. >> police officers from neighboring communities filled in for newtown police so all of them could have the holiday off and be with their families. >>> a newspaper outside of new york city is causing quite a controversy this morning. it published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit holders in new york's westchester and rockland counties. that map allows readers to zoom in on the red dots to indicate which
for a different approach. >> what he has done is sandy. he wants a wife and he's been marketing himself with a sign around his neck. it reads wanted -- a wife goes on to read no, not someone else's wife you idiot. one for myself. sandy has been married and divorced three times but he cheesinesses turning 40, and -- says since turning 40 and getting a little older he's changed his ways and he wants somebody with whom he can spend the rest of his life. but there are some nonane negotiables. >> my life was built around books. my oldage it's a perfect place for an old man. >> so sandy says he's going to make one exception. he'll consider a woman in her 40s and 50s if she's really interested in him and smoking hot. >> going on number four. mike? are you going to hang a sign? >> i think i'm getting ideas? >> you looking for a wife. i think i have an idea going here. >> got to go to new york now. back in half an hour. [ captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: comments@captioncolorado.com ] i've been taking a multivitamin for years. centrum silver. both of us actually. our pharma
with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. >>> coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shoogt am sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. ♪ doing it with a cold, just not going to happen. vicks dayquil -- powerful non-drowsy 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ no matter what city you're playing tomorrow. [
to decorate the float. his organs saved three lives. marylanders in summer set affected by sandy will be eligible to receive food stamps under an aid program announced sunday, president barack obama designated the county as a disaster area, eligible for assistance, providing one month of benefits to survivors. storm victims can apply from january 7th through the 13th at the department of social services and disaster recovery center in chrisfield. time for a check of the folk with mike masco. get us out the door, tell us it's not going to be that cold. >>> it's pretty cold out. good shot for you, though, this is beautiful. chesapeake beach, looks deceiving, it's 30 degrees now, a bit of a wind westerly directions making it feel like it's in to the 20s. manchester, on the board at 25 degrees. there are a few clouds across the region, i think clouds will rule the forecast dug the during the course of the afternoon. it's down in to texas, it's going produce snow in to indianapolis, if your travels take you towards the west of the mississippi river, this is a storm brewing, that storm
was a teenager. >> yeah. not good. now a rather unique personality to introduce you to. he is sandy, 82 years young he should say. and ladies, he's back on the market. if you're looking for love, he's looking for a wife and he's wearing that sign around his neck that says so. >> that's not so bad. he said she's got to be 60 years old, has to live in town, love books and a sense of humor. >> obviously with that. >> he's been married before. he was married and divorce three times by the age of 39. >> wow. he says that he's "cleaned up his act" and ready to head down the aisle again. it's cute if you're that age. if there's a 30-year-old dude wearing that, i don't know about that. >> what is that like? that's like an elderly person's version of craigslist. >> it looks like he's got his act together. he's cute. if you messed up three times before you're 40, this could be it for you. good luck. there's somebody out there for you. >>> coming up, the vegetable, this is a good one. all of you are getting ready for new year's. we'll tell you about the secret vegetable that can treat your new year's ha
-- dammenned by hurricane sandy, the new town shooting and the fiscal cliff. sales increased only 7/10ths of a. >>> experted expected it to increase % to -- 3% to 4%. >> we want it hear from you. have you been waiting for hanukkah and christmas to pass to pick up the sales. will you be heading to the mall over the next few days. >>> well, have you ever left homeland forgot on it close your garage or worse, come home to an overflowing toilet. angie's list home automation system. >> reporter: it can integrate all the systems of your house. she and her family were moving into a house her grandmother had lived in for 4345 years -- 45 years. >> we did the home security, surround sound, speakers, audio systems throughout the house and savant control. we can control everything from our tv, alarm. >> the great thing about home automation, you can do it piecemeal. you can add additional things later. >> reporter: there are many subsystems that can be brought together. >> the home automation system integrates your security, your lighting control, your climate control and your audio/visual. imagine leavi
sending their similar thinks to sympathies to sandy hook. today the event was supposed to give students a break from studying but it's ou r a -- also allowing them to show the victims and their families they care. >> we're creating a banner and giving people a chance to sign that banner and we have paper where people can create individual cards and we'll send them to those phones up there. it's a -- folks up there. >> time is running out for you to help make christmas brighter for local children. there's twodays left to donate to toy drive. bring new, unwrapped toys to any learning center or to our station. for a full list o off drop off locations head to abc2news.com/toy drive. . >> tonight coming up after world news, make sure you stay with abc2 news for an all new episodes of the list. . >> we're going behind the scenes and under is sea with our friends at the national aquarium. >> . >> before e we goshgs here's a look at what we're working on. >> we're a week left until christmas, you may be running out for last minute gifts but be careful what stores you choose. >> plus the
the devastation of sandy. many are upset with the city for handing out property violations. one family got it 11 days after the tree lnlded on -- landed on their home. they said it's a city tree and waiting for the city to re move it. >> it was over two weeks for someone to move f but to be slapped with a violation. >> the department said the citation will plan but they said they will continue to fight them. state lawmakers are calling on the department just it get rid of them. throw out these violations. >>> all right. it is a tradition right here at abc2. the annual kindertime toy drive. >> it's your chance to brighten the holiday for a cloild in need. you have quite a cast of characters with you, wyatt? >> it's kindertime again. anna is with the honey go village center in perry hall. there are many shops and vendors there. >> we're very excited to be involved with the toy drive. we have a bunch of merchants who are collecting toys this year. those who are accepting toys will be marked. >> a great place for people to come by and drop off their toy. now, sue, talk about how you're getting invol
superstorm sandy but now they're getting help. the federal government sent more than $1 million in aid to superstorm sandy victims. fema received hundreds aapplications and they're still processing the requests. the obama administration initially denied any aide to individualing living in somer -- individuals living in somerset county but since reversed that division. >>> in for round two? >> round two by saturday megan and charlie. over to the boards and show you through the course of the morning we'll be right around 36 degrees. lunchtime lot of clouds. windy at 37. we'll be flirting with the 40 for much of the afternoon. but the story is the wind and the wind will make it feel like it's around the freezing mark. here's that storm system from yesterday pulling up to the canadian maritimes. cloudy skies behind it and here we go out to the rockies another system that will be the saturday event we've been headlining through the morning. 39 today and 40 for friday and wintry mix moves in over the weekend. pretty chilly overall forecast with temperatures into the upper 30s to around 40 d
. >>> we get a critical snapshot of the economy this morning. when we'll learn if hurricane sandy also devastated the nation's job market. >>> incredible crash. a jewelry store gets a drive-through. an employee inches from a very different outcome. >>> and 24/7? is round-the-clock shopping the next trend in holiday retailing? one megadepartment store is betting on it. >>> good friday morning, everyone. we do begin with breaking news out of japan right now. a strong earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country this morning. and it has triggered a tsunami warning. >> the quake measured a 7.3. it was centered in the pacific ocean. it was strong enough to cause buildings to sway in tokyo for several minutes. abc's akiko fujita is in tokyo with the very latest by phone. high, akiko. >> reporter: you're right. this quake hit about 5:18 p.m. local time. this is the largest quake we have felt in tokyo this year. to give you an idea of the intensity, in japan, they have a one to seven scale. this was about a five. it's a very strong quake, felt all the way out here. the big concern right
will be somber. people came together to make snowflake decorations for the survivors of the sandy hook shooting. they say they wanted to do something to help make the town beautiful again and turn it into a winter wonderland instead of a place filled with so much pain. we heard from the nra and now we are hearing from local politician who is are pushing for tighter gun control. the nra broke their silence on friday a week after 26 people died at sandy hook elementary school by a man with 3 high powered guns. senator lisa gladden who represents baltimore city is making it her mission to outlaw extended mag zoos allowing a gunman to kill more ammunition and says her colleague says there's no use for high powered weapons. >> it's stupid. i -- stupid. it doesn't make sense to add more guns to schools. when you add more guns to reduce violence you are increasing violence. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police in our -- and armed security in the school to protect our children then call me crazy. >> when it comes to gun stores the accepttor from montgomery county is pushing to give state police
that straight ahead on abc2 news at 6:00. >>> last week we warned you about scammers using the name of sandy hook to cash. a woman was arrested for doing that. joce sterman has details in this week's scam alert. 33 croorld noelleal ba hides her face. the victim -- the fbi claims alba set up a charity scam potion as the aunt of 6-year-old victim noah posner. >> it's disheartening. i don't know how people can do it. >> reporter: vicky has scene how low scammers can g she's the god mother of benjamin wheeler. his name has been used in a money grab. >> the money is not set up going to him. it's in his name for someone else. >> reporter: a legitimate fund has been set up but vicky said they did it the right way with the family going through a bank. >> that is the only safeguard way to make sure your donations are getting to the right place. >> reporter: that's something experts say you should check before giving to a family fund. recommending those who use a third party or a cpa to handle the money. >>> staying up until midnight on new year's eve can be a challenge for children and their parents.
residents devastated by sandy are now rushing to save their belongings from flooding caused by wednesday a storm. >> you say not again. >> pretty scary. we went through the previous storm and it was bad. i didn't expect in the one that quickly. >> reporter: in new york people were digging out trying to free their cars piles of the white stuff. roads were slick in maryland where snow and ice caused dozens of accidents. police are warning drivers to be careful and be on the look out for black ice. forecasters expect the next winter storm to hit the midwest by friday dropping about five inches of snow before heading here to the northeast by this weekend. abc news new york. >> a man is severely beaten on christmas night and now they are calling a hate crime. it happened near hoffman street and north milton. two days after the attack the victim spoke with brian about what happened. >> reporter: baltimore police are still investigating this case but for kenneth shaw and his mother it was an ugly and brutal hate crime. it was christmas night and kenneth shaw said he just ran down to the corn
to legally carry the concealed weapon in public places. in the wake of sandy hook elementary school shooting officials decided to offer this training to educators at no extra charge. >>> it's no wonder that shoppers in one mall were really scared when a huge fight broke out. take a look at this video of shoppers running for their lives. they didn't know what was going on. mall security said about 20 people were involved in yesterday's fight. some of the customers say that they heard loud sounds. they thought maybe it was gunshots and however officials say they found no evidence of any sort of shooting at the mall. reports say that many of the stores did go into lockdown closing their metal gates when the fight started. that mall was -- did reopen a few hours later. >>> well, some heavy rains and tornadoes and snow and powerful storms have been hitting several states. >> coming audiotape look at the damage being done and the struggle for many travelers still having. people are still trying to make it home megan. >> a former university of maryland coach has passed away. we have details just ah
the corn and soy sending prices sky high. who can forget sandy? neighborhoods along the northeast september away, millions without power and damages as high as $50 billion raising lots of questions about united states structure and whether we should be spending money to fix it. number 5, is china slow something we know they will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020. >> china. >> chain a. >> chain a. >> reporter: they are getting more than a few mentions during the campaigns. probably because it's pretty clear they are both a com petter and a partner. >> number 4. europe. the european union was fractured by to much debt and the aust, rity plans to fix it. that is far from over. number 3. the housing market. finally bottom out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgages set off a building and buying spree. well heeled investors started buying entire neighborhoods but first time buyer was also able to get a home for the first time in years as long as they had a heavy down payment. >> number number 2. >> project that obama will be re-elected. >> the el
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